Our Director

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Helping kids take ownership of their voices – and their identities

Columbia professor, Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, is an active performer and teacher in New York City. Dr. Goffi-Fynn is the director of the Doctoral Cohort Program in the Program of Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she received her doctorate in Music and Music Education.  Previously, she was on the faculty of New York University, the New School Actor's Studio M.F.A. Program, William Paterson University, and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Dr. Goffi-Fynn has extensively worked in the area of Vocology, specifically in the area of retraining of singers. She completing an internship at the Grabscheid Voice Center, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City with Dr. Linda Carroll, Ph.D. and Dr. Peak Woo, M.D.  She has also trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital with Dr. Anat Keidar, Ph.D. in the diagnosis and treatment of singing voice disorders. Dr. Goffi-Fynn credits the beginning of her teaching career to Dr. Barbara Doscher (author of The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice) with whom she studied voice and pedagogy in at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  

As a Vocal Specialist, she has presented at numerous international and national conferences, including NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), The Voice Foundation, NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers Association), CMS (College Music Society), ACDA, NYSSMA and ISME (International Society for Music Education).  She is currently a member of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing and serves as a participant at the National Opera Association’s roundtables.

Jeanne is an active performer in the New York City area, singing in a variety of performance settings, often premiering newly commissioned works.  Recent operatic roles include Marie in Daughter of the Regiment (updated version) with Opera Nova, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann).  Concert and oratorio performances include The Cantata Singers (NYC), and Temple Emmanu-El (NYC) while performances in Europe include the Lugano Radio Orchestra (Switzerland) and the Romanian Radio Orchestra in a tour of Northern Italy.  She has also studied and performed at the Zurich Opera Studio and with The American Institute of Musical Studies (A.I.M.S.) in Graz, Austria.



Some people say the eyes are the window to the soul, I say it’s the voice.
— Jeanne Goffi-Fynn